Your first visit to Children's & Adolescent Dentistry, LTD involves a few special steps so that we can get to know you. To understand what to expect, please read through this page. You'll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There's also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can also save some time by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.
In short, you should know the following about us:
At Children's & Adolescent Dentistry, we are dedicated to the complete care of your child from infancy throughout young adulthood, including children with special health needs.
We provide comprehensive, customized pediatric dental services geared to each child's individual needs and temperament.
We have 3 convenient locations in Glenview, Niles and Hoffman Estates, Illinois and maintain a 24 hour emergency answering service for your emergency needs.
Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:
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When to Start
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends thatyour child's first dental visit occurs by their first birthday.
Typically, the first dental visit consists of a thorough and complete oral examination, prophylaxis (cleaning and polishing of the teeth provided by one of our doctors), appropriate x-rays, fluoride application, oral hygiene instructions, a treatment plan and a parent consultation.
The parent consultation will consist of a discussion of our findings, recommendations, methods available to achieve these recommendations and an estimate of the professional fee.
The Treatment of Your Child
We shall treat your child as we would our very own. An important objective is to do dentistry thoroughly and carefully. Dentistry for children is not a game; it is a very important health service.
Parents are welcome to accompany their children into the dental operatory on the first visit. After the first visit and if your child is over the age of 3, we recommend that you allow them to be accompanied by our staff through the dental experience. Studies and experience shows that most children over the age of 3 react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own. Every effort will be made to make the visit psychologically pleasant and educational for out patients. We expect the parents of our patients to cooperate with these efforts for the good of their children.